Building Services Specialist

Denver, USA, Colorado
$20.34 - $22.73 per hour
Sep 25, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Building Operations Manager and the specific direction of the Conversion Manager, this position will be responsible for the performance of skilled labor tasks associated with the successful production of events and conversion an assembly facility environment. Additionally, the position instructs and leads non skilled laborers as needed to complete assigned tasks. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited providing on site leadership and monitoring for non skilled labor working in teams to carry out duties in the assembly of equipment such as staging, risers, portable floor installation, chair sets, hockey dasher board systems, indoor athletic turf, tents, scaffolding, bleacher seating systems (indoor and outdoor) etc., for all types of events. This will include the operation of various pieces of equipment like forklifts, loaders, multi- ton lifts, hydraulic lifting devices, overhead rigging, motors, chain hoists, multi-ton hoists, seating systems, lighting systems, draperies and curtains. Additionally, the position will be required to perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to general maintenance within the assembly facility to include mechanical and electrical repair, general carpentry, painting, snow removal, and other related duties as assigned by the Conversion Manager or the Building Operations Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to work variable shifts including nights, weekends and holidays as dictated by the event schedule.
  • Ability to take and follow direction in a client service based environment.
  • Ability to manage minute details in the delivery of the production schedule within rigid time constraints.
  • Ability to construct and repair of staging and associated equipment, assembly of portable seating, fixed seating, dasher boards and glass, riser systems, portable floor systems, special set-up equipment and storage carts/systems associated with the above-mentioned items.
  • Ability to operate forklifts, high lifts, air sleds and ram paks.
  • Ability to move office furniture such as tables, chairs, desks, files, supplies, utilizing flat carts, dollys, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Assist skilled tradesman in making repairs, replacements and installations.
  • Maintain all equipment and cleans area after job is completed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Language Skills: Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with various building constituents through manual and electronic means. Preference given to dual language speakers (English/Spanish).
  • Mathematical Skills: Proficiency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and any other such computations necessary to perform various tasks related to general maintenance and event production work.
  • Reasoning Ability: The ability to followed detailed instructions provided both verbally and in writing. The ability to envision projects from inception to completion and to provide a course of action for the successful accomplishment of the assigned tasks. The ability to make decisions under rigid time constraints and extreme pressure. The ability to receive direction from a number of sources and constituents and to choose the most prudent path of action.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • 3 years of work experience in general stagehand, theater or assembly facility work as a lead conversion/changeover worker or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must pass a pre-placement physical.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Forklift Operators license.
  • Advanced general maintenance skill in either carpentry, electrical, HVAC or plumbing.

Work Schedule

To adequately perform this job, individuals must have the ability to work variable shifts and extended workdays. Overtime will be paid on hours that are worked in excess of 40 hours in a week or in excess of 12 hours in a day. Employee will normally work a 40 hour work week. Workloads could dictate the necessity to work 3 consecutive days of 12 hours each (totaling 36 hours) with the balance of the week (4 hours) occurring two days later. Shift changes will be a routine circumstance and notice will be provided to the employee within 24 hours of the effective new shift time frame.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, October 2, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check, Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and Pre-Placement Physical.

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